1880. A young man, Dabilly, leaves France and a factory job, tempted by the colonial adventure in Africa. In a Côte d'Ivoire deserted by the French army, some leaders of commercial houses negotiate with the native population to make the exchanges fruitful and to establish new factories. Following Dabilly's footsteps, we discover an almost unexplored land, its legends, its pacts and its rituals...
A century later, in Amsterdam, a boy of African origin discusses the post-colonial world with the vocabulary of his communist parents. When they send him to rediscover his roots in Africa, he comes across the traces and archives of his ancestor.
These two views offer a history of colonization as has not been read until now.
Written by Gauz (Armand Patrick Gbaka-Bredé)
Translation of Pedro Suárez and Ángeles Jurado
Cover photo by Robert Harding
Collection: Books of the Baobab
Size: 14.50 x 21.50cm
Binding: rustic with flaps
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